Kids Dentistry in Calgary, Alberta
Children get their first teeth few months after they are born. Going by the recommendations of dental organizations, oral care should ideally begin right from the time the child gets the first tooth. The child should have his/her first visit soon after she gets his/her first tooth or by the time he/she is one year old. Dental care professionals who take care of kids’ teeth can pass on vital information about the child’s dental needs and help parents develop good oral health habits in their children. Kids’ dentist can prevent dental problems by identifying possibilities of decay and taking necessary steps for healthy growth of teeth. At DQS Dental Care, we take special care of children’s dental health. Dr. Rostami is known for her friendly nature and gentle care and kids’ love interacting with our dentist at our DQS Dental calgary office. visit our dental office and experience comprehensive oral care.
Importance of Kids’ Dental Care
The dental care needs of children are a lot different from those of adults. The oral health of children can affect their growth and development. It is important for children to be free from dental problems in order to create a good foundation for proper eruption of permanent teeth. Therefore kids dentist focuses on taking preventive steps and educating parents and children about how to protect their teeth and gums. When children are motivated towards taking care of their oral health, there are lesser chances of dental infection.
Kids’ Dental Treatment at Our Practice
Our team offers comprehensive care to children and aims at preventing problems and developing healthy habits right from the young age. Children who are conscious about their oral health can grow up to maintain good oral hygiene practices and healthy food habits during their adulthood.
From the time of breastfeeding to the time kids’ get into teenage, there are several practices that can cause problems to their oral health. Our kids’ dentist informs parents about these habits and tells them about best practices. Our team also educates parents about how they can develop healthy oral hygiene practices in children.
Periodic visits to our DQS Dental office can help prevent dental problems in children. We use dental sealants to protect the biting surface of children. Fluoride can act as a protective layer over the teeth surface. Other preventive dental procedures include use of space maintainers when a tooth has fallen out and use of dental crowns to protect damaged tooth.
Treating the infection
When a tooth is infected, our dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth and restores it with appropriate dental materials. The baby teeth of children need to be protected since the teeth are crucial for healthy growth of the child and proper eruption of permanent teeth.
Frequently asked questions
How often should my kids visit the dentist?
It is recommended that your take your child for dental visits every 6 months In order to prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, our pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
Who is a pediatric dentist?
Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
How many times a day is it recommended for a child to brush their teeth?
Make sure your child Brush their teeth for about a minimum of two minutes twice a day once just before bedtime and at least one other time during the day. Also, encourage them to spit out excess toothpaste but not to rinse with lots of water.
Good diet for healthy mouth for your children?
Our Kids dentist recommend that children should eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups(i.e Veggies, Fruits, Lean Meat, Cereals, Dairy Products), Most snacks that children eat can lead to cavity formation. The more frequently a child snacks, the greater the chance for tooth decays. How long food remains in the mouth also plays a major role.
When should my child first see a dentist?
Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, normally between six and twelve months of age. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child's smile now and in the future.
How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
What should I use to clean my baby's teeth?
A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime.
How do I make my child's diet safe for his teeth?
Make sure your child has a balanced diet, including one serving each of fruits and vegetables, bread and cereals, milk and dairy products, and meat fish and eggs. Limiting the servings of sugars and starches will also aid in protecting your child's teeth from decay. Our pediatric dentist Dr. Rostami will help you to suggest a good and healthy diet for your kids.
When should my child start using toothpaste?
Do not use fluoridated toothpaste until age 3. Earlier than that, clean your child's teeth with water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. After age 3, parents should manage to brush. Use no more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and make sure children do not swallow excess toothpaste.
How many times a day should you brush your teeth?
At least twice a day with the most important time being at night before bed to remove all the food that has collected throughout the day.
What should I do if my child has a toothache?
First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. And then call us at 403-686-2225 schedule an emergency visit.